Edinburgh Trams needs your support in the first ever, World Cup of Trams.
Light rail operators from across the UK are going head-to-head in a series of Twitter polls over the next three weeks. Our colleagues helped choose our nominations in four categories, and now it is the turn of the public to vote for their favourites. Edinburgh Trams nominations are as follows:
Round 1: Best tram stop for sport, leisure and shopping ~ Murrayfield Stadium
A tram stop located directly in front of BT Murrayfield – the home of Scottish Rugby. The stadium has a capacity of over 67,000 and plays host to number sporting and music events throughout the year.
Round 2: Best tram livery ~ Tramspotting
As featured in the long-awaited sequel, T2 Trainspotting.
Round 3: Most picturesque tram stop ~ Princes Street
Lying in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a tram stop with spectacular views of an 11th century castle built on top of an extinct volcano.
Round 4: Best tram vehicle ~ 275
This vehicle was part of an award-winning campaign which saw the tram sporting six-foot images of the Scotland rugby team and onboard announcement from well-known players.
Jamie Swift, Marketing Manager at Edinburgh Trams said:
“Edinburgh Trams is excited to take part in this first ever ‘World Cup’ and it’s a great way for everyone to have a little fun and support the operator of the city’s tramway. As we have some of the best stops and tram liveries, we are hopeful of great success!”
The winners of each round will go through to semi-finals which will take place 16-18 March. The finals will be held 19-21 March.
Other networks including Blackpool Transport, London Tramlink, Manchester Metrolink, Nottingham Express Transit, Stagecoach Supertram and West Midlands Metro are also taking part. You can follow all the action here.